DEP Seeks Professional Volunteers to Serve on State Water Plan Committees
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking professional volunteers statewide to serve on the State Water Plan Committees to help guide DEP’s decisions affecting water resources.
Pennsylvania wouldn’t have a State Water Plan without the help of a broad range of professionals who volunteer their expertise by serving on Regional Advisory Committees. They guide the development of regional components of the plan, provide recommendations to DEP and the statewide committee on the selection of consultants, and identification of critical water planning areas, and help facilitate a process for public input on the plan.
There’s one Regional Advisory Committee for each water planning region. There are six water planning regions in the state. Each committee includes 23 volunteers, representing a number of areas:
– County government, county planning commission directors, or county conservation districts directors
– Local government
– Agriculture, production and horticulture
– Public water supply
– Public wastewater
– Industrial and commercial enterprises, and energy development and production
– Environment and conservation
– Water resources management engineering, hydrology, geology, planning, law and economics
– Compact basin representative